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beautiful. 76 by noon. we'll be 79 at 5:00 after getting to about 81, 82. perhaps toward the 4:00 p.m. hour. upstairs clouds, hard to find on the satellite. the radar is all quiet so that is a good thing. we've got temperatures this morning in the 40s. martinsburg and winchester in the upper 40s. cumberland at 46 degrees. we've got 48 for manassas and 60 on the bay in annapolis. we're looking pretty nice this afternoon. check the temperatures which are going to be in the upper 70s to low 80s. another day of near weather perfection. here's monika samtani with a look at timesaver traffic. it was a miner issue -- minor issue on the northbound side of 95 where we've been dealing with a brushfire just before the prince william parkway on the northbound side of i-95. the fire truck arrived on the scene. let's take a live look northbound 95. it did leave some slow traffic. the fire was put out a little while ago but expect slow traffic out of dale city. let's go back over to our maps
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and this time to the other side of town. no problems to report on 270 with the exception of your slow traffic. it's there every day. today's no exception. from about route 85 down toward route 109 and 121. another live look outside. if you're planning to head over to the beltway new hampshire avenue, it still looks pretty good. we'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes at 6:11. back to you. >> thanks, monika. at the top of the hour we're following breaking news out of the middle east. the u.s. ambassador to libya was killed in a rocket attack on the consulate there. >> the report says three other people were killed there as well. it was one of two attacks on u.s. missions in that region. >> the attacks happened in benghazi, libya and cairo, egypt. the attacks are being blamed on a california man and his films. >> americans want to say something bad about prophet mohammad. >> reporter: in cairo, egypt, demonstrators scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy tearing down the american flag and
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replacing it with an islamic banner. [indiscernible] >> reporter: those behind the attacks blame an american film they say ridicules the islamic prophet mohammad. >> they make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such a situation. >> reporter: in response the u.s. embassy in egypt issued a statement saying, it condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. in a statement secretary of state hillary clinton said, let me be clear, there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. but it was a statement from the embassy in egypt that set off a political firestorm between the obama and romney campaigns. mitt romney responded in a statement saying, it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who wage
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the attacks. an obama campaign spokesman responded to romney saying we are shocked that governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. in washington, susan mcginnis, 9news now. >> secretary of state hillary clinton adds, the united states does working with other nations -- is working with other nairgses around the world to -- nations around the world to make sure our embassies and workers are safe. prince george's county police are talking with students and staff, will be this morning at central high school. they're trying to find out if anyone had any problems with 18- year-old marckel ross. the junior was shot and killed yesterday morning as he was walking to school. kristin fisher is live outside central high school with the latest on the investigation this morning. this is so sad, kristin. >> reporter: it's a very sad story. prince george's county police say they still have no suspects and no motive 24 hours after marckel ross was shot and killed while walking down a sidewalk less than a mile away from his high school, central high school.
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he was just walking his regular one and a half-mile route to school yesterday morning when he was gunned down. his brooks and school bag were found scattered all over the sidewalk. this 18-year-old was very well known at central high school. he was an honor student. he ran track. he was a member of rotc. he was also a member of a popular modeling club at the school. yesterday prince george's county police cadets scoured every inch of ground for clues while detectives interviewed his friends and teachers and staff at central high school. his family clearly devastated. they say they have hardly any ideas why anybody would want to kill their son. >> he was a kind person. that's all. >> i just want to know why they do it and what made them think about it. >> marckel was a good son, a good child. he was a bright child. he made honor roll every quarter last year. we had been talking about him going to college. >> reporter: the family's only
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real theory and this is again coming from marckel's mother, she says she's worried that maybe bullying is to blame. when he first transferred to central high school from anne arundel county back in 2009, she says that he encountered quite a few bullies at the school and even gotten into some fight during the school year last year. but she thought it had calmed down. she notified authorities at the time but thought everything had gotten back to normal and then this happened. prince george's county police will not comment about any of those theories at this point in time. they say they're just that, theories. they say this is still very early on in this investigation but really just another tragic blow for prince george's county public schools. remember, it was just a few short weeks ago that another prince george's county public school student amber stanley was shot and killed in her own bedroom. so really a tough blow here this morning for all of the teachers and staff here at
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central high school. back to you, mike. >> our prayers go out to them. kristin fisher is live at central high school this morning in capitol heights, maryland. a d.c. teenager is recovering after being shot overnight. the 16-year-old was found on 37th street at ridge road in southeast at about 1:20 this morning. he is expected to survive. police have not released information on any suspects at this point. montgomery county is pulling more than 300 police cruisers off the street because of steering problems. mechanics at this shop on seven locks road have been working round the clock to make the repairs. in two separate incidents, officers tried to turn the steering wheel on their crown vics got into a potentially dangerous surprise. >> what happened is the steering wheel would just spin, disengage from the steering linkage and the vehicle's tires would go straight and the officer would have to use the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. >> no officers were hurt. the crown vics in question are
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models 2005 through 2011. other local departments that also use the same models say they have not experienced steering problems. maryland democrats are scrambling for a candidate. they're going to have to support a write-in candidate in a key house race and they why no idea who it is at this point. the candidate will replace wendy rosen as the party's choice. she boughed out this week -- bowed out this week when it became public that she voted in both maryland and florida in 2006 and 2008. there's not enough time to get a new candidate on the ballot. the candidate will face andy harris in november. an american professor brought her sick child into class and breast fed during class. she's now the talk of the campus. professor adrienne pine is a single mother and says she had no other option. she wondered idea breast feeding was such a big deal. the university is not taking disciplinary action but in a
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statement it said professor pine should have taken advantage of a sick day or a breast feeding area. time 6:08. in five minutes meet the woman behind a local test start-up. jessica has that story in your money report. >> another chilly start but also going to be another beautiful day in our neighborhood. howard has our weather forecast straight ahead. >> that reminds me of mr. rogers. before that congratulations to four local communities. they make the list of the 100 best communities for young people. it came out this morning from america's promise alliance. on the list from virginia alexandria and prince william county. >> in maryland washington county and calvert county. the list honors communities dedicated to helping local teenagers graduate from high school. more than 320 communities were nominated from across the country. congratulations.
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howard bernstein with your weather first. it's a gorgeous morning once again. crisp air outside. going to be another stellar day. lunch time temps in the mid- 70s. maybe a tad warmer than yesterday with a high in the
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lower 80s with a drive home temp at 5:00 of 79. thank you so much. if you're planning to head into virginia, you'll want to know about this fire activity that had occurred northbound on i-95 near the prince william parkway. there was a brush fire along the ride side. looks like -- right side. looks like everything is on the right shoulder. traffic is getting by. more on traffic at 6:18. >> thank you, monika. 6:12 this wednesday morning. here are some of the other stories making news. the twin beams of light in lower manhattan have been turned off this morning. they're the annual tribute of course to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. president owe bottom ma honored the vehicle -- obama honored the victims at the pentagon memorial. the first round of deportations have been approved by the government. we showed you people lining up in maryland when applications started last month. 72,000 people have applied for the program which gives younger illegal immigrants a two-year work permit. not something you often see
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in the desert. check out this video from las vegas. people rescued by helicopter because of flash flooding tuesday. there were also at least to building collapses because of this and part of the highway around the city was closed. at 6:12, jessica doyle has a special your money report. >> behind the scenes after new high-tech start-up. cool. >> that's right. a red hot start-up in d.c. has been getting a lot of attention around the nation. it's been winning awards and business publications have been singing its praises. so what is it all about? we have a cup of joe with one of its founders. >> reporter: d.c., the seat of power and government and now start-ups, too. the nation's capital has given birth to a new generation of businesses, like pop vox.com. it helps you speak out on the issues that matter to you. >> they can see which organizations support it, which organizations oppose it. then they can see what others in their community or across the country are saying about the bill.
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and then they can write a more informed letter to their member of congress. >> reporter: popvox is just the kind of start-up you would expect from the nation's capital. it's a technological solution that lets you tell your elected firms just what you think they should be -- officials just what they think they should be doing. the founder spend as lot of time in coffee shops. >> if i'm working on something and i want to know if it's good or if it makes sense, i can just turn to the random person next to me and say hey, i'll buy you a cup of coffee if you look through this. >> reporter: pop dx vox is helping make sense of the issues. part of the reason you don't get robo calls on your cell phones? voters spoke out loudly and in great numbers against the idea on popvox. the sponsor then killed his own bill. here's how the system works. you research the issues you care b write an informed letter on popvox and the service
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ensures your message is received by your elected official. >> in the vast majority of cases individual cases do hear back if their member of congress and that's exciting for that individual who took the time to share their story. >> reporter: technology helping government become more transparent and responsive. >> you may be wonder wrg is this money coming -- wondering where the money is coming from? they get the money from sponsorships and think tanks. a really cool company. >> thanks, jess. speaking of cool, that's how we start off our morning again today and it's going to be another beautiful finish to the day. >> one of those mornings you probably need a sweat shirt or a light wrap twin set but it's going to be gorgeous to be outside to play tennis, take a walk. what time of your tee times? >> i think i need to make one. >> you do. it's going to be another day of
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near weather perfection across the region. we have a few spots in the 40s, most in the 50s. the warm areas in town and by the bay in the low 60s. so a big range. sun is coming up in about half an hour. a nice looking sky this morning. it will stay that way all day. once again plenty of sunshine. 76 at lunch time. i hope you can stretch it out to maybe an hour and a half, two. 80 degrees at 3:00 with a high of 81, 82. at 6:00 p.m. we're back down to 77. so your evening plans, they're going to be perfect as well. 49 this morning in sterling and reston. 46 in northern loudoun county around lovettsville, laytonsville 48 while rockville 52. to the south fort belvoir has dipped into the 40s as well with an even 50 in bowie. scott at andrews said a gorgeous morning there, 52. baden is 50. college park enjoying a lovely 52 degrees. look at our michael & son weather cam on the u.s. capitol, the glow in the eastern sky. a gorgeous morning out there. 61 degrees under clear skies. humidity 70% and a very light
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wind, southwest 3 miles an hour. temperatures middle of the country showing some warmth shooting in toward iowa, kansas city near 70. but bismarck has dipped into the upper 30s, a sign of autumn moving in and a sign of a cold front up across the northern plains, northern mississippi valley with some showers here going back into the colorado area. denver today will stay in the 50s. chicago on the flip side will be in the mid- to upper 80s. for us high pressure nearby but as it slides east, our winds turn southerly so that's why temperatures will be creeping up a little bit. today we'll northbound the low 80s. yesterday we were 78. the whole east coast upper 70s to low 80s. plenty of sunshine, beautiful there. you go west, we warm it up a little bit into the low #s on around cincinnati, detroit -- low 80s around cincinnati and detroit. our forecast today sunshine, 82 degrees. it's going to be another great afternoon around here. tonight low 50s in the cold spots. low 60s in town. so maybe just a touch warmer than the last couple of mornings. 83 degrees tomorrow, still pleasant. friday 83, perhaps a couple
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more clouds and maybe a tad more humidity but still pleasant. saturday late could be a shower or storm. looks like we'll be dry sunday at the moment and then late monday and more likely tuesday, that's when we'll see a better chance for some rain returning. 6:18. 61 degrees. let's go to monika with timesaver traffic. >> thank so you much. good morning, everybody. for the most part we just have a lot of slow traffic on our may on-- on our major thoroughfares. look at the orange, yellow, coming in from manassas and centreville. still okay in fairfax. we'll take a live look on the northbound side of i-95 south of the prince william parkway where there had been an issue with a brush fiern. let's take a live -- brushfire. let's take a live look. this is what you should expect heading northbound. the right lane was blocked for some time. been on the right shoulder for a while. the police cars are probably still attracting some attention coming up from dale city. this is how it looks up toward the prince william parkway with the lanes open now. back over to our maps. this time we'll take a look at
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the beltway north of town. outer loop normal college park into silver spring. 270, a long slow lineup from 85 most of the way to 121 before the pace improves and another live look here at the beltway, new hampshire avenue n. is where your brake lights begin to university boulevard. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:25. >> thank as lot, monika. it's 6:19. how would you like a $50 gas card? you can win one if you answer our question of the morning correctly. >> that sounds good. post the answer to our facebook page. we'll pick a winner at random from the correct answers and we'll have one winner a day until our supply of $50 gas gift cards hits empty. >> so let's get to the question this morning. here you go. the average woman spends 82 hours a year of their lives in which one of these places? is it a, the beauty salon, b, the grocery store, or c, the mall. >> facebook friend harriet says it's c, the mall. i'm not the small epps or the shortest so -- smallest or the
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shortest so it may take some time to find outfits with matching handbags and jewelry and i may have to travel from various malls from state to state. >> win that gas card. go to our facebook page and see if you're right at 6:54.
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welcome back. 6:23 on this beautiful day, this wednesday. it's awesome out there. paul is outside for us taking this shot of the moon. i said jupiter. this is venus, by the way, to the west of it -- left of it this morning. >> whatever. >> it's venus. it's venus. and the moon. just a gorgeous shot this morning. your day planner, it's going to be a beautiful day, sunshine. we've got temperatures climbing into the mid-70s by lunch time. highs today about 81, 82 and still nice this afternoon at 5:00 79. andrea? >> thank you, howard. in sports pitcher john ran
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nonrejoins the nationals starting rotation in new york. >> he's taking over for stephen strasburg and he'll try to give the nat as sweep over the new york mets. >> plenty of tributes to the victims of 9/11 last night but washington and new york -- with washington and new york playing. the nats trailed 2-1 in the 6th till tyler moore took r.a. dicky over the wall in left. his ninth home run of the year gave the nats a 3-2 lead. bryce harper went 4-5 last night. he had a good evening and drove in an insurance run in the 9th. nats topped -- top the nets 5- 3. the orioles are back in a tie for first place in the al east this morning. they hosted the rays last night. j.j. hardy had two home runs. he had five rbis. baltimore beats tampa bay 9-2. and the rankees lost -- yankees
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lost. robert griffin iii will be talking to reporters about last sunday's win and we'll look ahead to this sunday's game against the rams. rg3 is nominee for inform player of the week and rookie week award as well. team u.s.a. hosting jamaica in a world cup qualifier last night. hercules, hercules gomez scores on a free kick. it was the only goal of the game. u.s. wins 1-0. our time 16:25. -- is 6:25. ahead a funny list of things to do with your old cell phone. >> cheaters never win except on toll roads in maryland. learn why nothing is being done to people who violate the tolls in the free state. >> right now monika has a check on our commute. >> a nice rolling shot of the northbound side of 95 and 395 as you head toward the beltway and springfield. things look fine right now. it is heavy dale city up to the prince william parkway. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now.
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6:29. this is the place you can always get your weather first and star gazing. a beautiful shot of the moon. thank you, paul leicester. >> howard -- what's his name? >> they call him howard. >> what's his name out here, yeah. >> thank you for starting your day with us. i know who i am.
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i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck because it says so in the prompter. good morning, howard. >> my mom when she was mad at me, she would get through the dos' names before -- dogs' names before she got to mine. another beautiful day. comfortable, almost chilly in spots this morning. here's the weather cam shot out of tysons coarn. you see the -- corner. you see the glow. we're looking south. to the west. 76 by noon. this afternoon about 81,82 near the 4:00. 5:00 p.m. 79. a beautiful day ahead. clear skies overhead from the satellite loop. there's just no significant weather still headed our way. that may be the case for a few more days. look at these temps. down to 46 in culpeper. 45 in frederick. 50 in winchester but still 61 here in d.c. i'll be inside in a few minutes and talk about the weekend. right now here comes monika talking timesaver traffic.
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>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. the beltway is incident free and so is 270 but you've got this long lineup going about 16 miles an hour leaving frederick most of the way down to 121 before the pace improves. we'll take a live look at falls road. you still got that volume but at least going a little more than 16 miles an hour i think heading down to the point where the lanes divide. it looks pretty heavy here actually. we'll take another look at our maps and show what you it looks like at southern maryland. route 4, route 5, 301, 210 accokeek into oxon hill heading for alexandria and spring field. aim going to step out and show what you it looks like from our sky 9. northbound 395 heading past edsall road toward landmark, a long slow lineup through this area till you get to seminary road. lanes are open. i'll be back at 6:43. >> thank you, monika. at 6:31, we're following breaking news out of the middle east. libyan officials say the u.s. ambassador was killed in an attack at the u.s. consulate in
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benghazi. >> the ambassador christopher stevens was killed this morning and three other senior diplomatic officials were also killed while trying to evacuate the consulate staff. there was a separate attack on the embassy in cairo, egypt. >> cbs this morning is following the story. gayle king joins us live from new york with a preview. gayle? >> hello, mike and andre ya. we're following that story and we'll have the latest on the deadly violence in libya and the attack on the u.s. embassy in egypt. le "the washington post" bob woodward has been reporting on presidents for four decades. he will be in studio 57 this morning. we'll ask him what the candidates are likely to do if they're elected in november. and dale unhart, junior has a revealing look at his relationship with his father. those stories and more at 7:00. it was just 24 hours ago a maryland high school student was walking to school when he was shot and killed. now police are still looking for the shooter.
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>> 18-year-old marckel ross was found dead in capitol heights. kristin fisher is live outside central high school where ross was a junior. kristin? >> reporter: if prince george's county police have any more leads this morning, they're not talking about it. so far still no suspects and no motive. that's the word from prince george's county. but marckel's mother has her own theory. she's worried that maybe bully be may be to blame here. when marckel first came to central high school back in 2009 from anne arundel county, she says that her son experienced quite a bit of bullying here. she even reported it to school authorities after he had gotten into several fights, but then she says that it quieted down, that she shot his school life had returned to a more stable point in time, but now she's wondering if that might have played a part in her son's murder. >> when you have children that go to school, they're smart,
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everybody likes them, they enter all type of activities and then you have the kids on the side that are smoking the drugs and very unfortunate and those are the ones that come after the other children. that's what i mean. >> i think people are jealous about the popularity. >> reporter: prince george's county police will not comment about any of those theories. they say it is way too early on in this investigation. what they do know is marckel was found dead on the sidewalk, his books and backpack scattered around him. parents here at central high school clearly very concerned this morning, not just because of what happened to marckel but he was the second prince george's county public school student to be shot and killed in less than a month. amber stanley, another prince george's county public school student was shot and killed in her own bedroom just three weeks ago. so parents, teachers, staff very concerned here even though
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prince george's county police say they do not believe that these two crimes are related. andrea? >> kristin fisher, thank you. kristin is reporting live at central high school in capitol heights, maryland this morning. the culpeper county medical examiner could tell us later today how a man who recently lost his wife died. gary cook was found in his apartment on friendship way early yesterday morning. his wife patricia was fatally shot seven times by a culpeper police officer last february. the officer daniel are a man- wright has -- harman-wright has pleaded not guilty to the shooting. a judge handed down sentences yesterday following the request of the victims' families. four people were killed in a violent day in 2010. six others were hurt in the mass shooting along south capitol street. you can blow through an electric toll plaza in maryland and there is nothing the state can do about it. cameras along the icc, the
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intercounty connector will snap a picture of your license plate and send you a bill but the state admits if you don't pay, your license cannot be suspended and the bill won't even go to a collection agency. hundreds of regular drivers owe thousands of dollars. get this. one rental car company owes more than $200,000. state delegate tom hooker calls that unacceptable. >> people need to know that the state is doing their best to collect from any large commercial vendors who are maybe running a rental car company and are racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and not paying them. >> it wasn't till 2007 that the cameras were installed on all the toll lanes along the dulles toll road and drivers began receiving violations in the mail. 6:36. jessica doyle is chomping at the bit with this money report. >> the iphone 5000 is coming out very soon. gadget geeks are geeks. >> ga is the big -- today is the big day. we've been talking about this
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for months. >> years. >> it's today. everything is like maybe it's today. it's today. we're going to find out what the iphone 5 looks like, what it does. most likely expectations are incredibly high. sales are expected to hit new records. so much so it could boost the nation's gdp numbers. >> come on. >> we've never heard that before. that's what they're saying. >> but any device anywhere. never mind. >> the iphone has already sold 244 million units since the phone launched in 2007. what do you do if you have an old one like this baby right here that you're about to replace? this old dud. looks like trying to make fire. a couple of items you could consider here, give your old one to the kids so you stop taking yours, right? i turned in an old one into an ipod for my daughter. she loves it. she leaves me alone. you can donate it to charity like cell phones for soldiers. that's a really good idea. you can sell it on e-bay or through a service like gazelle.
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you can trade it in at gamestope for cash. apple will give you a gift card if the phone still has some value. for example, a 32 gig iphone 4s could get you $280 in credit with apple. >> the 4s is the one that just came out last year. >> exactly. if you're replacing it which a lot of people are. >> i like that idea. it is a phone and a phone is a phone so why the hype over this? >> let's look at apple, for example. it is the most valuable company in the united states recently, right? so that's a pretty big deal. as of right now, there's not a single cell phone that has even come close to selling as many iphones as the iphone has. not even close. the major manufacturers out there, they're all in the middle of a turn around so they're not likely to compete really on a huge scale any time soon with revolutionary products. we've seen what's gone on with samsung and apple with the big
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lawsuit. but there is iphones out there. there are a lot of people saying this has got to be revolutionary. it has to manifest unicorns for me to run out and stand in line. there are a lot of people holding out. there's a new service called passbook. it's going to be a new coupon service that will be available on the iphone 5, whatever they call it. it will be a little bit bigger. it will run a lot faster on the light service that a lot of cell phone company providers have right now. is that enough? i don't know. >> but with gdp growing, it has to be enough. >> we generally always see apple stock drop after you see the release of the new product. so there's also a little bit of disappointment out there and then it takes a couple of weeks to figure out is this the next big thing. >> but it's a thing that everybody will want in their holiday stocking. they'll keep telling them that that's what they should want. howard says another great day, sunny skies, highs in the
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80s. find out if we can keep it going through the weekend, though. the 2013 schedule has been announced for the nso in your neighborhood. they did it at ben's chili bowl. you'll be able to hear the nso for free next year in the u street, howard and shaw communities. opening that concert, plans for the how water theatre.
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welcome back. if you are planning to head over to the south side of maryland, southern maryland, you'll want to know there's a problem in waldorf on popular road east of mattawoman beantown road. repairs continue on that. let's take a look from our sky 9, the inner loop of the beltway approaching the dulles toll road. just slow traffic but the beltway is fine. it's incident free. we'll take a look at 14th street bridge on the northbound
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side of i-95. you have off and on delays into springfield and again landmark as you head for this point. one last live look on 270 southbound. you've got delays route 109 to 121 and then through the rockville area. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:58. howard? >> thanks, monika. a beautiful day under way. once again a little bit of a chill out there. some temperatures are still in the 40s right now. but we've got 61 in washington. so 48 to 62 for the range at the bus stop. you may need that sweat shirt or jacket for a little while but really by 9:00 or so, we're going to warm up nicely. it will be much more comfortable. in fact by noon absolutely perfect for an outdoor lunch, recess, whatever the case may be. 76. 80 degrees at 4:00 p.m. probably poke up to 81, 82 and by 8:00, you got evening plans in they'll be great too with the temperature 72 degrees. we have 52 fredericksburg. just heard from bill in newland in the northern neck.
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he's 51. tappahannock airport 49. it is a beautiful morning out there. here's our michael & son weather cam looking west now in tysons corner. just a little bit of haze on the horizon but a beautiful day, 61 at national. humidity 70% and the winds fairly light out of the southwest only 3 miles an hour. cold front slicing across the heartland of the country. 90 in kansas city. denver stays in the 50s today with some rain across that part of the world. behind that cold front. this front will be slow to move toward the east. in fact this morning in the dakotas, bismarck was down in the 30s. ahead of the front, places like chicago today will be well into the 80s and for us, high pressure now to our east. winds turning to the south. we're going to warm it up just a smidge over yesterday. that forecast 82 today. southeast wind 5, 10 miles an hour. tonight back in the low 50s in the suburbs. low 60s in town. tomorrow pretty nice, 83. same with friday. friday may feature just a tad more clouds and a little bit more humidity. over the weekend there is a
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chance of a shower or storm late saturday, 82. i'm going to keep sunday dry for now. then later monday and especially tuesday, that's when we're going to up the rain chances. monika? >> thank you so much, howard. for many victims of domestic violence, the terrible reality of abuse can lead to a feeling of isolation and finding help may be even more difficult for men and women with language or cultural barriers. this morning i'm joined by a nonprofit domestic prevention organization in d.c. welcome to both of you. thank you so much. you primarily assist the south asian community. tell me what some of the resources are that you provide. >> sure. the organization was started in 1989. we're a nonprofit 501 3c organization in the d.c. metro area. our clients are all local, all women who come to us and live in the d.c. metro area.
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we are funded by organizations, philanthropists and other businesses locally. >> you both are full-time volunteers. i was surprised. i looked at the number of calls that you received just in 2011, something over 300. >> yes. we had '355 calls on our -- we had 355 calls on our toll free hot line. >> i'm going to go to you. tell me what are some of the signs of domestic abuse that one should look for? we'll put up a graphic about that, too. >> each situation is a little bit different but sometimes it's physical which is hitting, punching, hurting the woman. it could be emotional, threatening them or it could be -- a lot of it is isolation. they don't let them contact your family. they don't let you contact friends so you're totally isolated and it's the power over the person. >> so what should one do if they're faced with this situation?
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>> if it's an emergency situation and they are being hurt or the children are being hurt, they need to call 911. that's the best route right at the beginning. but if it's more of a situation where they want to get some help and look at other options, then they definitely can call us. asha for women, you can find our number in lots of places. then we will definitely work with them, talk with them, try and help them and see what we can do. >> i think it's worth mentioning again that you both work full-time as volunteers for this organization. you're only funded by donations and grants and you're having a fund-raiser this weekend. tell us about that, priya. >> this is our i think seventh or eighth year doing the fund- raiser. we're very fortunate three years in a row that we've been sponsored. it's going to be at george mason university this saturday at 6:00 p.m. >> all are welcome. we have the information up on our screen. everyone can come. >> yes, absolutely. you can go online at
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www.ashaforwomen.org and buy tickets online. >> i'm going to be the emcee. i'm very proud to be there in the evening. i thank you both for the great work you do and we wish you luck with your future. october is domestic violence awareness month. so congratulations on all work that you do. >> thank so you much, monika. >> hope it's very successful. we'll be back in a few minutes. stay with us. hi there.
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welcome back. today is wednesday, september 12. prince william county police tell us a stabbing last night in woodbridge was not random and there is no danger to the public. a man was attacked inside his home on delmar drive. police are now searching for
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two suspects. a popular bridge for hikers and bikers is closing. the sick more island bridge -- sycamore island bridge is near glen echo. it was damaged by a fallen tree and there's no timetable for what it will reopen. the nats tyler moore saw one hit last night and that's all he needed. a two-run blast put the nats ahead for good. the braves lost so the nats magic number is down to 13. time for the question of the morning. the average woman spends 82 hours a year in which of these places? is it a, the beauty salon, b, the grocery store, or c, the mall? >> the answer is b, the grocery store. who knew? remember starting today, we are randomly picking one correct answer from our facebook page. that person will get one of these, a $50 gas gift card. >> exxon-mobil gift card. one more check on traffic and weather next right here on
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iphone 5. >> what is it with the media's fascination with the iphone? jessica talked about how it sells so much that everybody is infat rated with it but they make minor changes every six months and people want the new one. why? >> i'm replacing this. >> i'm replacing mine. >> i'm getting rid of mine. >> it cures disease. it's going to help the gdp. >> you can get some weather apps on there. our weather app, download it at wusa weather app.
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82 degrees. sunshine today. beautiful. tonight 50s and 60s. great weather for the rest of the workweek. maybe a shower saturday afternoon. it's slow. on the inbound side of i-66, here it is. >> very slow. >> 66 near nutley street. >> there's no app for that. >> we'll take you over to the beltway north of town. outer loop slows new hampshire to georgia. we're waiting on the new one of this baby. watching apple stock. also the feds. >> cbs this morning is next with the breaking news that an attack has killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. plus, nascar's dale earnhardt, jr. talks about his relationship with his late dad. >> we'll have a live update on traffic and weather in 25 minutes. you can get the latest on news, weather and traffic by visiting us at wusa9.com. see you tomorrow morning starting at 4:25. take care, everybody.
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